Rated 2 out of 5 by kailen Not worth it.
The product is of cheap design. It is quite taller than what the picture led me to believe. While assembly was easy, it barely fits in the tray. The height even where the guard is cut lower for the ferrets entry and exit is a bit high and my fuzzies, and they are not overly fond of going over that height. Also if you have a litter box that locks on to the cage, the height of the guard may block some of these locks. All in all a bit of disappointment.
July 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Annelise Lasts about a year
I bought the lower guards for my ferret cage last July, they don't fit perfectly but they do the job well enough. My complaint is that they only last about a year, and that's if you keep using them after the first signs of rust. I'm currently waiting until they're back in stock to get new ones because the coating has completely peeled off and they are COVERED in rust now. I also noticed they've gone up in price since last year, not sure why unless the quality has gone up as well.
June 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MomOf2(Ferrets) So So...
I was so excited when these came in the mail. Mine were a bit bent, but was easy to remedy as long as you aren't heavy handed on them like a gorilla. I think the material is pretty good quality and they have to be flexible in order to fit properly (including the clips). I installed them all myself and never thought I would get close to breaking them. I love that they are angled so that any litter that is kicked up just slides right back into place.
I have two issues with this product. One: The guards do not sit flush with the floor, so litter gets pushed under the guards and trapped until it builds up enough that it overflows onto the floor. Secondly, I like to take out my pans outside from time to time and give them a good scrubbing. The extra size that the guards add makes this job much more difficult than it should be. On the same token, I do not want to have to remove the clips each time I clean the pan as I am afraid the constant attaching/removing will cause the clips to break over time.
If you are having litter troubles, try having plexi glass cut to fit the cage about 5" above the litter all the way around, and attach using bolts, wing nuts, and washers. This works MUCH better.
June 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MICHAEL SCHOFIELD No Problem
I had no problem laying the pieces out and installing as directed according to the instructions. Only complaint, I need the top guard, and it is not available, and I wish it was made in the good ole USA...
October 31, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by missinasworld could be better
the height is perfect for keeping litter and bedding inside the cage.
it was easy to put together and snap onto the tray.
the metal used to make the parts is super thin and easily broken/bent.
the texture of the material just made my ferrets want to dig at it.
overall: Great concept but poor materials make this guard not so great. mine even came to me bent even though it was shipped in a flat box and the box was undamaged. When I bent the corner back it almost snapped off. I do not foresee a long future for this in my ferrets cage. :(
May 13, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Melissa Do not buy
Its made very cheap. The bedding/litter get stuck under the guards and the clips are very flimsy. It was not worth the money at all. I will probably take it off.
May 11, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Caitlyn L Could be a bit stronger, but otherwise great!
I ordered a bottom set so I could use bedding in my Critter Nation, and while they are pretty cheaply made, they're doing a good job of holding in bedding. They came slightly bent and some places had the powder coating scratched off (Midwest seems to have some quality control issues), but for the price, they're not bad.
I would like them more if they weren't so flimsy, but they easily saved me the $60+ I would have spent on having custom metal pans made for my cage and powdercoated, so overalll I'm pleased.
April 17, 2011